Still in Storm

inside the dark eye of the strong storm inside
filled with swirling and turning and unending
to do’s,
to make,
to finish,
to see,
to hear,
to read,
to write,
my tired eyes,
my tired mind,
my tired heart,

be still.
be still.

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In response to dVerse‘s Quadrille #31 by Grace.
Today, write us a postcard poem.
Our word for Quadrille Monday is STILL.  Use it as a noun, adjective, adverb or verb.   You can also combine still with another word like stillness, stillwaters, stillborn, stillrooms, or even standstill.  Our challenge:   please write a poem of precisely 44 words, not including the title, and including a given word.




Departure: A Diamante*

noisy, disturb,
screeching, moving, screaming,
tired, worn out, peaceful, silent
calming, sparkling, appeasing,
steady, laden,

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Word Inspiration: Sarah Doughty of Heartstring Eulogies (Thank you, Sarah!)

*Diamante or Diamond Poem

The Diamante or Diamond Poem is:

  • a heptastich, (7 lines).
  • often a shape poem, the poem when centered on the page creates the outline of a diamond.
  • unmetered. The measure of the line is the words used.
    L1 – a noun which is the opposite of the noun used in L7
    L2 – 2 adjectives that describe L1
    L3 – 3 verbs (present participle) that describe what L1 does
    L4 – 4 nouns that are related to both L1 and L7 or nouns that both have in common
    L5 – 3 verbs (present participle) that describe what L7 does
    L6 – 2 adjectives that describe L7
    L7 – a noun which is the opposite (antonym) of the noun used in L1